New programme to fast-track cutting-edge innovations from across the globe to the patient frontline
Oxfordshire, 17th June 2016 – Medelinked, the global online and mobile health platform that empowers healthcare engagement and management, today announced that the Medelinked mobile health app for Android and iOS will be available free to NHS patients, doctors and healthcare professionals.
This coincides with the launch today https://www.england.nhs.uk/2016/06/treatment-innovations/ of a new initiative that the UK’s NHS believes will accelerate uptake of new medtech devices and apps for patients with diabetes, heart conditions, asthma, sleep disorders, and other chronic health conditions, and many other areas such as infertility and pregnancy, obesity reduction and weight management, and common mental health disorders.
Around 20 devices a year – between them potentially benefiting millions of patients – will be authorised under the national scheme, which starts next year.
Massively increase the effectiveness and efficiency of NHS initiative
Already in use in over 80 countries around the world, Medelinked has the potential to massively increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the initiative as it enables individuals to create a health profile using data from such devices and other sources online that is secure and connect and share their health record with their network of trusted health providers (including doctors, dentists and physiotherapists).
Partners in health management
Health records may be displayed by Medelinked Health Snapshot, which can be displayed on a PC, Apple Mac or any iOS or Android tablet or smartphone, enables both doctor and patient to use the Medelinked Partner Health Portal to be partners in health management.
Medelinked Health Snapshot supplies an easy and quick to read and interpret single common graphical view crucial to supporting current health state information numbers such as: blood glucose and cholesterol levels; calorie intake; weight; waist size; exercise levels and blood pressure as well as featuring contacts details and space for the patient to describe their symptoms and wellness.
Medelinked Personal Health Timeline allows doctors and healthcare professionals to get a rapid overview of their patient or client’s history – including medical reports, records, messages, x-rays and DICOM scans. All are presented in a simple, clear, linear and familiar social timeline manner increasing the time doctors and healthcare professional have to focus on their patients and clients.
Enabling healthcare professionals to engage securely with their patients
Medelinked also enables doctors and healthcare professionals to engage securely with their patients and clients via email, voice, text, video and instant messaging. This gives them real time interaction for faster and more effective consultations, recommendations and review as well as preventing unnecessary appointments that could be dealt with remotely.
As part of connecting, communicating and collaborating securely in real time with all of their patients and clients that have a Medelinked health account doctors and health professionals can also receive documents and health partner share requests from existing Medelinked patient and client members, enabling them to connect into their network. Examples of the type of health information that can be sent to and received from a Medelinked account include medical reports, consultation notes, blood results, x-rays, scans etc.
Seamless, effective, efficient and coherent digital primary care pathway
Under the new initiative some gadgets will be handed directly to patients, while others will be available in GP surgeries. But the new scheme means a team of clinical experts from NHS England and the NHS Academic Health Science Network (AHSNs) will decide each year on the top 10 or 20 innovations for the health service, which will automatically be reimbursed when prescribed.
Ian Gallifant, Medelinked CEO, says: “Combined with Medelinked, these new innovations to be prescribed by NHS health professionals can form a truly seamless, effective, efficient and coherent digital primary care pathway from initial diagnosis through to treatment benefitting both patients and professionals alike.”
Medelinked is available free to individual NHS patients, doctors and healthcare professionals here: https://app.medelinked.com/home/register